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Miller Grove, Tucker win county middle school track titles

Middle Grove’s Tiara Williams (front) broke the county record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.31. She also tied the county record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.61.

  There are new champions in town as the Miller Grove Middle School girls and Tucker Middle School boys’ track and field teams ran away with 2014 DeKalb County Middle School Track titles March 24. Miller Grove outscored defending champions Henderson 78-69 to win the girls’ title. Champion Middle School finished third with a score […]

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Cross Keys hires new football coach


The Cross Keys High School football program has not had a winning season since 1994, but new head coach Kevin Saunders is hoping to change that. The school announced March 12 that it hired Saunders to take over the Indians football program. Saunders previously coached at Gretna High School in Gretna, Va. for five seasons. […]

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School police investigating alleged group sex act at Redan High

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DeKalb County School District police are investigating allegations of a group sex incident at Redan High School March 17. A 15-year-old girl was “allegedly involved in a sex act with several boys at Redan High School,” according to an incident report obtained by The Champion under the Georgia Open Records Act. The suspects are ages […]

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Child hit by car in critical condition


A 6-year-old Stone Mountain boy who was hit by a car March 25 remains in critical condition, according to the DeKalb police. The boy was hit just before 7 a.m. at the intersection of Hambrick Road and Central Drive. “The hospital typically will not contact us on condition updates unless his condition takes a turn […]

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RAV4 is decent but not exceptional


The first few days of driving the 2014 Toyota RAV 4 Limited I didn’t get a good feel for the car. I was doing the usual home to work to the grocery store kind of driving and a clear impression of the vehicle was not jelling. Was it that I was distracted? Did I have […]

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Philadelphia father encourages students to not drive distracted

Joel Feldman, center, lost his daughter, Casey, after she was killed by a distracted driver. Joel and his wife Dianne travels across the county to bring distracted driving programs to communities.

In July 2009, 21-year-old Casey Feldman was struck by a distracted motorist while walking in a crosswalk on her way to work in Ocean City, N.J. The Fordham University senior later died from her injuries at the hospital. Since her death, he parents, Joel and Dianne Feldman, have traveled across the country to bring distracted […]

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Decatur Police: A well-rounded department

Officer C.J. Gresham, who has been with the Decatur Police Department since 1997, types up a police report.

Editor’s note: On March 14-15, Champion reporter Carla Parker rode along with officers from the Decatur Police Department for a 12-hour shift. When the snowstorm hit metro Atlanta in late January, officers from the Decatur Police Department were out in the streets checking on senior citizens to make sure they had water, food and other […]

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Tucker designer gets a step closer to her dream

The key to Paige Lievano’s success, she said, is making everything with as much love as possible. This DeKalb artist sells her creations through her website and her Facebook page P Creates. Photos by Marta Garcia

Tucker resident Paige Lievano always has dreamed about establishing her own clothing line business. But Lievano knows that it takes more than a passion for fashion to start a successful company. She launched her business P Creates in 2008 after being laid off from her job while on maternity leave with her first daughter. “I […]

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